"In Greek mythology, the Minotaur (Ancient Greek: Μινώταυρος [miːnɔ̌ːtau̯ros]; in Latin as Minotaurus [miːnoːˈtau̯rʊs]) is a mythical creature portrayed in Classical times with the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being "part man and part bull". He dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.

The word Minotaur derives from the Ancient Greek Μῑνώταυρος, a compound of the name Μίνως (Minos) and the noun ταύρος "bull", translated as "(the) Bull of Minos". In Crete, the Minotaur was known by the name Asterion, a name shared with Minos´ foster-father. In Etruscan, the Minotaur had the name Θevrumineś." - ( 30.01.2020)

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Ein Urteil des Paris7. Metamorphosen, Minotaurus 10/20Pasiphaë zu: OvidTriumph, Fall und Ende des MinotaurusMinotaurusMinotaurus
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[Relation to person or institution] Minotaur
Printing plate produced Michael Morgner (1942-)
Printing plate produced Armin Münch (1930-2013)
[Relation to person or institution] Ovid (-43-17)

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